Starting Lineup Figures Are Back — As a Stadium Giveaway
By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor
A couple days ago, it looked like one of the biggest brands in 1990s collecting, Starting Lineup, was making a comeback. It is, but not in a full fledged form. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the comeback is limited, for now, to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium giveaway.
The Bucs will hand out Jameis Winston Starting Lineup figures to those attending the team’s October 30 game against the Oakland Raiders.
The figure captures the spirit of classic SLU figures. That means it’s a rough likeness and not the realistic sculpts a lot of mainstream sports figures have today. Even though the figure itself might not have a lot of details, the overall package does when it comes to the little things. Specifically, if things stay true to the mock-up, the Winston SLU also includes an exclusive card.
Better picture of Jameis Starting Lineup prototype, will be given away to everyone at 10/30 Bucs-Raiders game pic.twitter.com/AMnA8i5gLK
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 29, 2016
Rovell’s article touches on how the Bucs were able to resurrect the brand by tracking down the person who has the rights to the line now.
Do you think Starting Lineups could rival bobblehead giveaways in the future? Do you want to see the line make a full return to store shelves?
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